By:  Christofer Burnside Mayan Civilization
Origin
Architecture <ul><li>The Mayan architecture spans many thousands of years. </li></ul><ul><li>Temples and pyramids were rem...
Language <ul><li>The Mayan used hieroglyphs. ;)  </li></ul>
Religion <ul><li>The Maya believed in a cyclical nature of time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Maya practiced human sacrifice.  </...
Number System <ul><li>The Mayan number system is based on 20. </li></ul>
Calendar <ul><li>Included a 260-day cycle, a 365-day cycle which approximated the solar year. </li></ul>
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Mayan Civilization By Chris Burnside

603 views

Published on

Published in: Technology, Education
0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
603
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
3
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Their lack of many advanced technologies, Maya architecture required abundant manpower, the remaining materials seem to have been readily available, they most often used limestone which remained pliable enough to be worked with stone tools, much of their mortar consisted of crushed, burnt and mixed limestone that mimicked the properties of cement and was used as widely for stucco finishing as it was for mortar.
  • Codex-style writing was usually done in black ink with red highlights, giving rise to the Aztec name for the Maya territory as the &amp;quot;land of red and black&amp;quot;.
  • The rituals and ceremonies were very closely associated with celestial and terrestrial cycles which they observed and inscribed as separate calendars,
  • The preclassic Maya and their neighbors independently developed the concept of zero by 36 BC.
  • A cycle which recorded lunation periods of the Moon, and a cycle which tracked the synodic period of Venus.
  • Mayan Civilization By Chris Burnside

    1. 1. By: Christofer Burnside Mayan Civilization
    2. 2. Origin
    3. 3. Architecture <ul><li>The Mayan architecture spans many thousands of years. </li></ul><ul><li>Temples and pyramids were remodeled and rebuilt every fifty-two years. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Language <ul><li>The Mayan used hieroglyphs. ;) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Religion <ul><li>The Maya believed in a cyclical nature of time. </li></ul><ul><li>The Maya practiced human sacrifice. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Number System <ul><li>The Mayan number system is based on 20. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Calendar <ul><li>Included a 260-day cycle, a 365-day cycle which approximated the solar year. </li></ul>

    ×